“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” –Socrates
Title I – Improve the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged
Title I is the largest federal aid to education program in the U.S. Title I programs enable schools to provide opportunities for children to meet challenging state academic standards. Eligible schools use Title I funds for supplemental instructional materials, technology, additional staff, professional development, parent involvement programs and materials, and extended day/year programs.
Title II – Preparing, Training, and Recruiting High-Quality Teachers and Principals
The purpose of Title II is to increase student academic achievement by supporting professional development activities designed to prepare, train, and recruit high-quality teachers and principals.
Title III – Language Instruction for Limited English Proficient and Immigrant Students
Title III funds are supplemental to the core program and are used for professional development, materials and supplies, parenting, and extended year programs.
Title IV, Part A – Student Support and Academic Enrichment
Title IV, Part A is a block grant program which authorizes activities in three broad areas:
- Providing students with a well-rounded education (e.g., college and career counseling, STEM, music and arts, civics, IB/AP, computer science)
- Supporting safe and healthy students (e.g., comprehensive school mental health, drug and violence prevention, training on trauma-informed practices, health and physical education) and
- Supporting the effective use of technology (e.g., professional development, blended and personalized learning, and devices).
Title IV, Part B – 21st Century Community Learning Centers
Title IV, Part B provides funds to increase students’ and communities’ access to school building services and to before and after school activities, including enrichment activities that help children meet state academic achievement standards.
Title IX – Homeless Education Assistance
The purpose of Title IX is to ensure that all children and youth living in homeless situations have equal access to the same free and appropriate public education provided to other children and youth. The Elmore County School System has developed policies and procedures to remove any barriers that would hinder their academic success and provide them with the same educational services and opportunities to meet challenging state academic achievement standards.
Parents Right to Know
Under the provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA, Section 1112(e)(1)(A-B)), the parent/guardian of each student attending any Title I school in the system may request information regarding the professional qualifications of the student's classroom teachers, including, at a minimum, the following:
- Whether the teacher has met State certification for the grade levels and subject areas in which the teacher provides instruction.
- Whether the teacher is teaching under emergency or other provisional status through which certification has been waived.
- The baccalaureate degree major of the teacher and any other graduate certification or degree held by the teacher, and the field of discipline of the certification or degree.
- If the child receives services by paraprofessionals and, if so, their qualifications.
The parent/guardian will submit to the school principal a letter requesting information about the designated teacher, using the Parents’ Right to Know Request for Information form, available at the school office. The school will respond to the request within 10 school days of the reception of the written request. Also under the provisions of the ESSA legislation, the school will provide timely notice to parents/guardians that their student has been assigned to or is being taught for four or more consecutive weeks by a teacher who is not certified in the grade level or content area assigned for instruction.
Title I Schools
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